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Anybody have Phase Change cooling? I need feedback...

HalloweenWeed
Level 12
I am also a member of EVGA forums, and a long-standing member there whom I have helped and vice-versa is now considering Asus RIVE. He presently runs a phase-change rig:
EVGA ModsRigs: "The Perfect Beast" by firerx

Currently hs has an EVGA X58 Classified mobo. He has asked me:
"I'm seriously losing any confidence EVGA can come back from the brink in this. and if I get the ASUS RIVE, Can you help a brother out on setup. this will be my first uefi board. and all the Bois update stuff looks intimidating. how the heck you know which bios you have out of the box. to decide which update to go with [.ROM/.CAP] Scares the crap out of me. Also is the phase change prep is the same as the 1366 socket?" - Robert a.k.a. firerx


So I need help answering him, since I have no experience W/extreme cooling. Could I please get some feedback from someone who owns a Rampage series mobo and is using SS PC? He also needs some assurance that he can get forum support for his future issues with his build, he is accustomed to the EVGA level of support, and in my opinion the ROG forum now rivals that - when the servers aren't down. What should I tell him (I will quote you)? Or you are welcome to log in to EVGA forums and PM him yourself.

Also, he said he had an 'issue' with joining the ROG forum, I will ask him what happened. If he has a technical issue, I will see what I (we) can do to help. I wonder if it had anything to do with the frequent ROG server downtime lately...
i7-3930K; Asus RIVE; G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 4x4GB DDR3 1866; MSI 7870 2GD5/OC; Crucial M4 SSD 256GB;
Corsair 1000HX; Corsair H100, 4x Excalibur 120mm PWM CPU Fan p-p, AS5; SB X-Fi Titanium Fata1ity Pro;
Dell U2412m IPS 1920x1200; Cooler Master HAF 932 case; Tripp-Lite OMNIVS1500 UPS fully Line-interactive.
(EVGA site: ) And I have a second (wife's) computer, Eve.

Overclocking is useless to me if it is not rock stable.
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HalloweenWeed
Level 12
I am posting all followup info on this thread here:
Anybody have Phase Change cooling? I need feedback...
in General Hardware, Overclocking & Tweaking
i7-3930K; Asus RIVE; G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 4x4GB DDR3 1866; MSI 7870 2GD5/OC; Crucial M4 SSD 256GB;
Corsair 1000HX; Corsair H100, 4x Excalibur 120mm PWM CPU Fan p-p, AS5; SB X-Fi Titanium Fata1ity Pro;
Dell U2412m IPS 1920x1200; Cooler Master HAF 932 case; Tripp-Lite OMNIVS1500 UPS fully Line-interactive.
(EVGA site: ) And I have a second (wife's) computer, Eve.

Overclocking is useless to me if it is not rock stable.

Ha_o_003
Level 7
Yes, prep for it will be the same as for 1366. Not certain on the other stuff.

Prep should be about like:

Eraser
Shop Towels
Vas in socket
foam over everything
I like to layer 2 layers of foam with a shop towel between just in case.
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Ha|o_003 wrote:
Yes, prep for it will be the same as for 1366. Not certain on the other stuff.

Prep should be about like:

Eraser
Shop Towels
Vas in socket
foam over everything
I like to layer 2 layers of foam with a shop towel between just in case.



hAlo ,
Are you using the thread on the X plate for your rods are you having to remove the x plate and use you own mount? I'm thinking of mounting to the x plate if it will line up right, so it would look neater.

Thanks
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8_Pack
Level 12
Depends on teh strength of the phase unit but most cant hold SB-E running prime etc at high volts.

Luumi
Level 10
I've always wondered 8 pack, do you prefer benching SB-E in serious 3D action or 200 kilograms in bench press 😛 ? (Stupid offtopic question, which just popped out of my head)
Sinebrychof aka Luumi

HiVizMan
Level 40
Use the threaded holes, no point to remove the plate. Paint your underside of the board with Liquid Electrical Tape to prevent any condensation issues. Put it on thick and it comes off a treat when you want to remove it.
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HalloweenWeed
Level 12
FYI guys: Maximum PC magazine has just introduced it's "Dream Machine 2013", a US$16,585 beast, in it's (current) September issue, with a RIVE and 3970X. They report "as of this writing, the Dream Machine would be ranked #6 on the 3Dmark Hall of Fame leaderboard," using 4 water-cooled titans! They also reported they were only limited on OC to the limit of their 1600W PSU - they did not however specify whether they were limited on either the GPU cards OC or the CPU OC.

"we were able to easily push our" 3970X "to 5GHz all day. Six cores buzzing along at 5GHz with Hyper-threading gives us a great balance of core count and frequency. Enough that the Dream Machine has the gusto to compete with newer quad-core chips in workloads that can't exploit all 12 threads."


There was also a slightly surprising optimistic comment: "The best part of going with LGA2011 is that we'll get a CPU upgrade in a few months when Intel finally releases Ivy Bridge-E." Take that sentence with a grain of salt though, as I've read elsewhere that the IB-E may require a new chipset.

So you see, as I have been preaching to ppl months ago, SB-E is still "King of the Hill," even after the release of Ivy Bridge (not -E). And the RIVE is the best SB-E board made (I love my RIVE).
i7-3930K; Asus RIVE; G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 4x4GB DDR3 1866; MSI 7870 2GD5/OC; Crucial M4 SSD 256GB;
Corsair 1000HX; Corsair H100, 4x Excalibur 120mm PWM CPU Fan p-p, AS5; SB X-Fi Titanium Fata1ity Pro;
Dell U2412m IPS 1920x1200; Cooler Master HAF 932 case; Tripp-Lite OMNIVS1500 UPS fully Line-interactive.
(EVGA site: ) And I have a second (wife's) computer, Eve.

Overclocking is useless to me if it is not rock stable.

HiVizMan
Level 40
Good to see you Weed take it you have been busy. I would say they have a right to be optimistic and with the release of a cheaper 4 core K processor in the next week or so there will be good reason to be happy about owning a LGA2011 board. Nothing beats this platform when it comes to multi graphic cards mate. Nothing.
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alyraver
Level 10
Rampage iv formula is also pretty darn good and fingers crossed the IB-E chips will be lga2011!
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